The story about South East Asia Dreams
The beginning and the story about South East Asia Dreams. How everything started and where South East Asia Dreams is today....the early years.
Everything started in 1986 by our founder Mark Horwood, who has been with the company from the beginning until 2005. Mark is an avid and enthusiastic Sailor. His great deal of experience with boats and chartering in Asia was the heart of the company.
In 1991, Mark as one of the original owners and director of former South East Asia Yachts Charter Co LTD opened a new company. The goal of the new formed South East Asia Divers was to refill the requirements of three major hotel resorts in Phuket (Le Meridien Hotel, Coral Beach Hotel and Karon Inn). The hotels required an already established and profession dive and water sport company to run these activities in their hotels. Since this time South East Asia Divers (1991) has further expanded by taking on the Kata Thani Hotel. South East Asia Divers (1991) Co Ltd and later renamed to South East Asia Scuba Divers has been running sailing, diving cruises the past 34 years to destination such as
- Thailand - Similan Island, Surin Island (since 1986 until today)
- Andaman Islands (from 1986 until 1998)
- Mergui Archipelago (since 1998 until today)
- Indonesia (since 2005 until today)
In 1997 South East Asia Divers received as one of the first operators the permit to enter Myanmar Water. Start exploring the Mergui Archipelago with its flag ship SV Seraph and many other vessels. South East Asia Divers offered in our three 5 Star PADI Dive centers at the Le Meridien Hotel and Kata Thani Hotel in Phuket and created their first promo video
- Scuba diving lessons from Beginner until Dive Instructors
- Scuba Diving Day trips to the famous dive sites around Phuket such as (Racha Yai / Noi, Phi Phi Island, Shark Point, King Cruiser)
- And many activities around Phuket
South East Asia Divers became digital
In 2005 the owner Mark and Lee Horwood decided to change the company structure. Its because to reflect more today's demand and created a more online presence. Mark Horwood left the company to concentrate on his catamaran building business (Latitude 8).
Heike Garcon, our present owner joins the company in 1997 as PADI Master Instructor and Branch Manager at the Kata Thani Hotel & Resort outlet and became partner in 2005.
In 2008, Heike took over the company, and to reflect the crowing in the demand of our guests and market she renamed the company. South East Asia Dreams was born. The goal is to offer a wider program besides scuba diving in Thailand. By implementing more destinations and different other holiday packages South East Asia Dreams like to welcome our guests and friends to experience the professional knowledge and service from more than 21 years with South East Asia Divers.
South East Asia Dreams became a unique travel agency registered in Germany. Welcoming visitors from all over the world to Southeast Asia and become one of the most trusted, reliable, and efficient Travel Consultants in the region. No one can help you prepare for your dream trip to one. Or several fabulous destinations like South East Asia Dreams. In 2020 during the terrible pandemic. The team of South East Asia Dreams decided to expand and become more the unique and exclusive Travel Consultant by adding some exciting, and unique travel destination to its program.